Flat feet in adults can result in excessive forces been placed on the heels, the ankle, the shins, knees, hips and lower back. It can effect your posture and cause a sway back, hunched shoulders and general fatigue as the muscles in you legs compensate for the poor posture in your feet.
Pigeon toed can be cause for a number of different reasons. It is worth taking advantage of our 15 minute free screening appointments, as some forms of pigeon toe require treatment and while parents are often told they will grow out of it, it is not always the case. If left untreated in can cause tightness in the groin and hips, resulting in unnecessary strain on the lower back, or it can cause compensatory tightness and pain in the lower back.
Like pigeon toed, out toed can be cause for a number of different reasons. It is worth taking advantage of our 15 minute free screening appointments, as some forms of out toeing require treatment. If left untreated in can cause strain on other parts of the body which are much harder to treat as an adult.
Some forms of knock knees are genetic, however the majority are due to abnormally functioning feet and it is worth having your child assessed if you are at all concerned.
Growing pains should not be sever and should not cause a child to cry at night. If this is happening then there is usually a reason and it is often easily identified. Even mild growing pains should be assessed.
Severs Disease is a condition that occurs in children, usually between the ages of 8 and 13. Excessive strain of the calf muscle on the attachment on the back of the heel causes inflammation and swelling. The growth plate at this age is soft, the body is growing and if sever enough this can cause fracturing of the growth plate. This condition should be assessed, it is often easily treated.
Knee Pain - Osgood Shlatter's disease
Osgood Schlatter's disease is a condition that usually occurs in active growing children. The powerful thigh muscles attach just below the knee, in growing children this bone is soft and the force of the thigh muscles acting on it can cause inflammation and swelling. In sever cases we see fracturing of the growth plate and this condition should always be assessed.